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SEATCA Insight Series Vol.6

The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA)’s specific program on tobacco taxation – the Southeast Asia Initiative on Tobacco Tax (SITT) – aims to reduce tobacco demand through price and tax measures as per Article 6 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) since October 2009, SEATCA implements this …

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Purisima Aware of Tax Fraud

The Department of Finance is aware of the tax fraud committed by Mighty Corp. This is the reason Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima issued on Aug. l5, 2013 an “urgent and confidential memorandum” to Customs Commissioner Rozano Rufino B. Biazon, (resigned last month) BIR Commissioner Kim Jacinto Henares and Jeremias N. Paul, head of the domestic …

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Downgrading of Marlboro Undervalues Sin Tax Law

Downgrading of Marlboro Undervalues Sin Tax Law MANILA, Philippines – Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp. (PMFTC) is requesting for the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)’s approval to downgrade Marlboro cigarettes from the high-price to the low-price category of the Sin Tax Law. PMFTC wants to take advantage of the lower taxes imposed on the low-price …

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New Lancet report highlights tobacco taxation as a powerful tool to curb non-communicable diseases

A new report released by the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health titled Global Health 2035: A World Converging within a Generation outlines a new pro-poor health investment plan to achieve dramatic health gains within a generation. The Commission, made up of global health and economic experts from around the world, found that there is an enormous benefit from …

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Global, local tobacco firms in brutal battle for market dominance

by BETING LAYGO DOLOR The growing popularity of electronic cigarettes, a universal lobby against tobacco use, even the legalization of marijuana in many parts of the United States and Europe; It’s enough to cause cigar and cigarette manufacturers to reconsider whether they should stay in the industry or move on to other lines of business. …

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